Similar to the program's format in 2012, swimming features a total of 34 events (17 each for men and women), including two 10 km open-water marathons.
The following events will be contested (all pool events are long course, and distances are in metres unless stated): Similar to previous Olympics since 2000, with the exception of 2008, the swimming program schedule will occur in two segments.
According to reports in Brazilian media, 20-year-old Ingrid Oliveira and 17-year-old Giovanna Pedroso have ended their diving partnership after Oliveira booted the teen out of the room they were sharing at the Olympic Village in Rio so she could enjoy a “marathon sex session” with Brazilian canoeist Pedro Gonçalves.
After an apparently sleepless night for both divers – albeit for very different reasons – the two finished in last place in the women’s 10-meter synchronized platform dive, a performance described as "pathetic" by local outlets.
While the two appeared friendly in a picture posted on Instagram two weeks ago alongside fellow Brazilian athletes, the sparks began to fly when Oliveira brought Gonçalves back to the apartment the two shared in the Olympic Village.